Report has Nissan bringing another model to Smyrna

A Japanese newspaper says Nissan executives will shift production of their Murano crossover to Smyrna from Japan when the company's next generation debuts in 2014. Such a move would further overhaul the lineup in Smyrna, which recently said goodbye to the Frontier truck, the first vehicle ever built there.

By moving production of the Murano to the U.S., Nissan would counter the exchange rate hit taken by vehicles exported from Japan. The move would also be convenient because the Smyrna plant already builds two Nissan models off the same platform, the Altima and Maxima sedans.